Bob's responsibilities, since 2010, focus primarily on oversight of the Pohlad family operating companies, which includes PaR Systems among many others. He also serves, along with his brothers, on the Pohlad Family Foundation.
Graduating in 1976 from Arizona State University Bob began a 35 year career in the family's Pepsi-Cola businesses. Beginning in Tulsa, OK and continuing in Portland, OR and then returning to Minneapolis he became, in 1998, Chairman and CEO of PepsiAmericas. It grew to become the second largest Pepsi Bottler in the world and in 2010 was acquired by PepsiCo. In 2015 Bob was elected to the Board of Directors of PepsiCo. Previously Bob has served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Breck School, the board of MPR and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Currently he is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.